Counselling Services

At Shift Cognitive Therapy center in Oakville, we really want you to get the help you need and we want to feel truly taken care of in the process. Because we always have to protect our clients and their privacy, we’re not allowed to show reviews or glowing testimonials about how we’ve helped other people with their anxiety, depression, stress or relationship issues. So, instead, we decided to offer staff bios that demonstrate that we’re all very real people who love the work we do and truly care about our clients. If you need help and are looking for counselling Oakville services, consider reaching out to our practice.

Read our bios, explore our website. Then when you are ready give us a call or send us an email to open the door to feeling better. We’ll call you back and spend a few minutes with you on the phone listening to what concerns you. We’ll listen to what you’re looking for and advise you which of our therapists would be the best fit for you. The staff at Shift Cognitive Therapy truly cares and want you to be well, we are here to help you.

Counselling Oakville Services

What we offer

The following list of counselling services offered in our Oakville clinic and is by no means limited. We are sharing the services that are requested with more frequency, however, at our practice we can help with most matters related to mental health. When you get in touch with our team, we will arrange a brief and free telephone consultation to listen to your concerns and find out what you are looking for.

Anxiety Counselling

Anxiety Counselling

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helps anxiety sufferers to overcome the thoughts and behaviours that maintain anxiety symptoms and may cause panic attacks.

Anxiety Counselling

Depression Counselling

Depression Counselling

Mild to moderately severe depression is highly treatable, often without medication. However, for many people the most effective treatment for depression is a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and medication.

Depression Counselling

Family Counselling

Family Therapy

Using Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and other methods, Shift CT psychologists can provide a sense of safety in couples’ and family treatment sessions, helping de-escalate conflicts and allowing people to fix communication problems in relationships.

Family Counselling

Parenting

Parenting Support

Parenting is can be both the most rewarding experience of your entire life and the most challenging thing you will have to face. Having a trusted mentor helps as we learn through experience.

Parenting Support

Marriage Counselling

Couples Therapy

EFT and other couples therapy techniques help both members of a couple find new ways of interacting, ways that strengthen the bond between partners and helps figure things out together.

Couples Therapy

Work life balance

Work-Life Balance

Wanting to do your best at home is great. Wanting to do your best at work is also great. But there are only so many hours in a day, and a person only has so much energy to give.

Work-life Balance

Stress Management

Stress Management

At Shift Cognitive Therapy we believe that listening to one’s own body is a fundamentally important skill because it usually tells us exactly what we need to do: Slow down, take something off our agenda and find ways to take better care of oneself.

Stress Management

Mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of developing an awareness of where the mind has gone to and bringing your fullest attention back to whatever else is going on at this moment.

Mindfulness Meditation

Life Transitions

We see many men, women and teens who are struggling to find their way through life transitions. We help our clients begin to view their situation from a less emotional and more rationale perspective, so they can develop realistic and accurate appraisals of their true strengths and capabilities.

Life Transitions

Trauma (PTSD)

Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for PTSD because it deals directly with the thoughts and avoidance behaviours that maintain symptoms. At Shift Cognitive Therapy, we use a variety of tools to treat PTSD, including Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and Prolonged Exposure (PE).

Trauma Treatment

Grief and Loss

There might not even be agreement about the meaning of grief or the definition of loss. Since grief comes after we’ve lost something we cherish, there are as many types of grief as there are people and things we can lose.

Grief and Loss

Professionals and Executives

Registered psychologists are experts at helping executives and businesspeople to explore themselves and change behaviours that might be keeping them from achieving that next step in productivity or career. We help people overcome the anxiety and fear that fuels self-doubt and interferes when giving presentations or leading meetings.

Professionals and Executives

School Performance

There are many reasons why children might struggle in school that have nothing to do with intelligence or academic ability. These include behavioural issues, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation and school refusal.

School Performance

ADHD & Learning Disabilities

The term learning disabilities (also known as Specific Learning Disorders and LDs) refers to a wide range of problems and issues that make it difficult for a student to learn core academic skills.

ADHD & Learning Disabilities

Fear of Flying Therapy

We offer individual treatment sessions for the fear of flying, as well as weekend group treatments, if you want to get over your fear of flying quickly. Our Non Flyer group treatment program is a very popular option that participants rank very highly.

Fear of Flying